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Southern Golf Association
3041 Lorna Road
Hoover, AL  35216

(205) 979-4653

(205) 803-6518 (fax)

P. O. Box 660149
Birmingham, AL  35266-0149

 

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Hall of Fame

The Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame was established in 1972 by the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association. The following qualifications were established as criteria for nomination of an inductee, but an inductee does not have to meet every single criteria.

 

The candidate must have:

          1) Outstanding competitive career;

          2) Outstanding administrative contributions;

          3) Outstanding promotional contributions;

          4) The candidate must have met the above criteria while a member of a Southern Golf Association Member Club.

The first Hall of Fame inductee was appropriately Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. The award was made posthumously in July, 1972 at the 1972 Southern Amateur Championship held at the Green Island Country Club in Columbus, Georgia.

The Honor Roll of the SGA Hall of Fame is as follows:

1972

1974

 

1976

 

1978

 

1980

 

1982

 

1984

 

1986

 

1988

 

1990

 

1992

 

1994

 

1996

 

1998

 

2000

 

2002

 

2004

 

2006

 

2008

 

2010

 

2012

 

2014

2016

2018

1973

1975

 

1977

 

1979

 

1981

1983

1985

1987

1989

1991

 

1993

 

1995

 

1997

 

1999

 

2001

 

2003

 

2005

 

2007

 

2009

 

2011

 

2013

 

2015

2017

2019

 Robert T. Jones, Jr.

 

Nelson Whitney

 

Curtis S. Person, Sr.

 

Sam Perry

 

No Election

 

No Election

 

Marvin Giles, III

 

Charles R. Yates

 

Thomas W. Barnes

Watts Gunn

 

No Election

 

No Election

 

A. Downing Gray

 

Joe H. King

 

James W. (Billy) Key

 

Fred S. Ridley

 

No Election

 

Hubert Green

 

No Election

 

No Election

 

Paul Simson

 

No Election

 

No Election

No Election

Richard S. Tufts

 

Billy Joe Patton

 

No Election

 

Dale Morey

 

Lewis W. Oehmig

 

No Election

 

No Election

 

No Election

 

No Election

 

Arnold Blum

 

Danny Yates

 

No Election

 

No Election

 

Tim Jackson

 

No Election

 

William C. Campbell

 

John C. Owens

 

No Election

 

No Election

 

No Election

 

Lanny Wadkins

 

No Election

No Election

Wyn Norwood

The Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame is unique in that it does not necessarily induct a member each year, nor does it select multiple inductees. In this, its 47th year, there have been 25 inductees with 22 years of no induction. This, in effect, makes it even more of an honor to be a member of the Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame.